Some of the swaps in blogging/flickr world have got me down lately. To the point where I’m not 100% sure I want to participate anymore. I have received everything I have been promised (plus extras from a few nice people), which is not the issue, it’s the Thank You at the end. I rarely get it.
I go to a lot of trouble for my swaps. I have had no internet for the past 6 weeks and the main thing I was worried about was the swaps I was involved in. I wanted to make sure I could post and let them know I had received their item and that I wasn’t ungrateful. I even messaged one swap partner to let her know I had received her item and how wonderful it was. But due to having broken internet and using a dongle that hardly worked, I would be unable to post a picture in the group until I got internet back. And she was fine with that! Since having internet again, I posted a picture in the group and thanked her AGAIN. But I was to then find out she hadn’t posted a picture of mine. It had been 4 weeks since she got it, and I had not even received a Thank you. 😦
Another swap and a person had thanked everyone in the group individually, except me. She posted a picture of everyone’s item, except mine. Why?
I know we may not always like what we get from a swap, hell I have had some crappy items sent to me, but no matter what I think of the item, I always always say Thank You. I thought it was an unwritten rule?
I don’t care about the quality of the item, I care that someone gave it a go, and they did their best. Just like me. I give it one hell of a go, and I try my hardest. I don’t care if the person at the other end hates what I made, thats ok! We can’t always get everything right. But I do care if I don’t get a Thanks.
Am I being stupid? Is it just me?
What do you think? Should every swapper say a Thank You at minimum?